Saturday, July 04, 2009

happy independence day!


Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you're enjoying a fun summer day with your beloveds.

In honor of Independence Day, here are 5 ways to celebrate your independence today:

1. Spend the day without spending. Try not to buy anything all day today. Leaving the car in the driveway all day would make this a lot easier!

2. Make a special treat with stuff you already have in your cupboards. Some suggestions: popcorn balls, fancy brownies (decorated with those jimmies you've had in the back of the cabinet for eons), or some smashing toppings for your tofu dogs (more here and here!).

3. Spend the day on a "use what you have" craft project. The one on my waiting list is a refashioned shirt, but the list is endless... here are some fun 4th of July suggestions from whipup.

4. Design a knitting project for yourself. Is there something you've been wanting to make, even have the yarn for, but just can't find the right pattern? Now's the time! Check out some design resources to get you started, like Jenna Wilson's great column, "Thinking Beyond the Pattern," on Knitty.

5. Make yourself happy. Make a list of five people that you're grateful to have in your life, and why. You can spread the happiness around by sending one (or all) of them a sweet little note telling them how great they are.

I hope you all have a great day!


  1. Great ideas!

    I'm spending my day relaxing with my knitting. I'm happy!

  2. Thanks for the great ideas. It's good to remember there is so much we can do without spending money.

  3. you are the best. thank you for these awesome ideas! hope you had a wonderful weekend lady. xo

  4. What a fantastic post! I didn't see it on the 4th but I am planning on embracing it this Saturday! Thanks!!!

  5. I am coming late to this post too, but had to say thanks. This is just awesome :) I can't think of any better ways to celebrate.


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